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Ψ  - PSI's Professionals

[FOR INFORMATION ON THAI LANGUAGE COUNSELING, PLEASE see information in Thai]

At PSI, our core value is professionalism. Each of our professionals has an advanced degree and experience in their field. We maintain the highest standards of professional competence and conduct. All of our professional services are confidential. We understand the importance of discretion when providing counseling services in a small community like the Bangkok expatriate community.
Most of us are expatriates or haved lived abroad ourselves.  So, in addition to our professional expertise, we understand the experience of living and working in a foreign country.
We've helped many clients with the disorientation of relocation and adjustment. We're also very familiar with the life, work, and family pressures that come up for expatriates residing in the Land of Smiles. Whether you're here short-term, or have been here for decades, PSI is ready to help.  PSI also offers local expertise trained to western standards.  We're pleased to offer our services in English, Thai, or French.

Catherine Barbier, MA.  Ms. Barbier is a Clinical Psychologist (trained in France at the Sorbonne University) who provides psychotherapy for adults, couples, adolescents and children. She specializes in family disorders and issues, as well as multicultural and expatriate-specific difficulties. Ms. Barbier offers her services in French (voir page en Francais) and in English. Catherine is available Monday thru Thursday.

Jean Francois Botermans, PhD.  Dr. Botermans is a Clinical Psychologist (trained in Belgium and North America, registered in Belgium) who is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy and systems psychotherapy. He specializes in the psychological treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, marital (incl. sexual dysfunctions) and family issues, and childrens' issues.  Dr. Botermans offers his services in French (voir page en Francais) and in English.

Daniel Boyd, MA, MS, CAS. The founder of PSI, Mr. Boyd is a U.S. (Loyola University) trained counselor and psychotherapist, providing eclectic cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults and adolescents. Over twenty years in Thailand, specializing in: the treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder); drug/alcohol abuse and addiction; relationship therapy; and expatriate specific difficulties. LGBT clients warmly welcomed.

Erin Larsen, LCSW. Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (trained and licensed in the US).  Erin received her Social Work degree from New York University and completed her clinical training in psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute. Erin works with adults and couples using an integration of psychodynamic psychotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Erin eceived specialized psychoanalytic training in trauma treatment from the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis.   Erin is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Siriluck (Nok) Latsamrit, Ph.D.  Dr. Siriluck is a Counseling Psychologist (trained in Thailand) who provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents as well as couples therapy for marital and relationship issues.  She appreciates the difficulties of parenting and has special expertise in parental coaching; she enjoys helping parents support children during challenging periods.  Dr. Siriluk is also experienced in general mental health issues (mood, anxiety, and personality disorders), stress and work-related stress management, cross-cultural marriage and relationships, family relationships and self-development/personal growth. Dr. Siriluk is available on Thursdays and Sundays.

Saovanee (Bigg) Noppaprach, PhD.  Dr. Bigg is a Counseling Psychologist (trained in Thailand) who works primarily as Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has been seeing clients at PSI for more than 5 years.  She helps adult and adolescent clients cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Childhood Trauma, problematic Interpersonal relationships, Cross-cultural communication, and Life Transitions.  Dr. Bigg’s work tends to focus on Emotion Regulation and Attachment Styles with an emphasis on helping clients to understand how their early relationships have shaped the way they relate to others and to themselves.  She is bilingual and offers her service in English and Thai. Bigg is available on Saturdays only.

Panita Suavansri, Doctor of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Dr. Suavansri (Panita) is a counsellor certified by COSCA, trained at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a university lecturer in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. She provides psychotherapy using an integration of psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. Dr. Panita enjoys working with adults and children from diverse backgrounds including minorities and ethnic groups. She is interested in helping clients coping with difficult relationships, self-exploration and personal development, identity issues, changes (personal and cultural), anxiety, loss, and trauma. Dr. Panita provides therapy in English and Thai. Dr. Panita is available on Sundays.

Sharda Singh, MSS, LCSW. Ms. Singh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and gestalt therapist (trained and licensed in the US) who provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents, couples therapy and family-systems therapy. She specializes in relationship and family problems, difficulties and challenges facing teenage girls and young women, relocation and repatriation, and cross-cultural adjustment. Sharda also provides Adoption Home Studies and Post-Placement Reports for international adoptions. Sharda is available from Wednesday-Saturday from 1pm onward.

Ben Weinstein, PhD. Dr. Weinstein is a Clinical Psychologist (trained and licensed in the US) who provides psychotherapy for adults using an integration of cognitive behavioral, experiential and psychodynamic approaches including the use of clinical and applied mindfulness.  He can help with a broad range of anxiety and mood disorders and specializes in psychotherapy for trauma/PTSD, addictions, anger management, emotion regulation, veterans'/men's issues, and transitions.  Ben is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  August 15, 2017: Dr. Ben's client schedule is full and he will not be accepting new clients until October 2017.

 

If you have any questions or feedback about our therapists or our services, please email or call us.  Thanks!

PSI welcomes expressions of interest from qualified, credentialed expatriate professionals, especially bilingual professionals.

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